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Old 05-10-2016, 05:35 PM   #15
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I should also add that as I understand it the bars do need to be weight rated correctly for your TT. For example, if you really need, say, 500 lb bars, but put 1000 lb bars on the ride will most likely be much stiffer and less smooth. That's why I contacted BO with my F150 and TT weights specs and went with their bar weight suggestion, in my case the 1000 lb bars. The 750 bars would have been pretty close, but just not quite enough for my TT's GVW, were I to go there.
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Good to hear from an owner of what I have to what I want. I have no sway now, my TV is an 8000 pound Ram 2500 diesel 4x4. Do you have to raise the tongue with the tongue jack to get the bars tight enough? I will need the 1000 pound bars.
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Good to hear from an owner of what I have to what I want. I have no sway now, my TV is an 8000 pound Ram 2500 diesel 4x4. Do you have to raise the tongue with the tongue jack to get the bars tight enough? I will need the 1000 pound bars.


Hmmmm, probably not, but I always use the electric tongue jack to raise the trailer and back of the truck up because it makes it much easier. I always did that with my previous hitch, too. To be honest I've not tried to put the chains on without both jacked up. Now that I think of it I'm not sure I could get the right chain link on the trailer without it being raised. I use the 9th link and everything seems good. Hooked up and all weight on the truck the trailer is level and so is the truck.
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I think the ride is better because of how the WDH works. Properly setup the bars are under a lot of tension and are already bowed some and I believe this allows more flex resulting in a smoother ride. The active sway control, according to BO's website, is a function of the hitch head and the bars. Their website has an explanation of how this all works, but as I understood it if the trailer tries to sway it changes the relationship of the bar tensions and the hitch prevents the sway.
That's pretty much how most of them work. Tension on the bars provides weight distribution and sway control. I'd really like to see a comparison of all of these style of setups to see if there's a real difference in how they perform as they're all doing the same thing. Well, the anderson no sway is a bit different but does review really well.

You are correct on the bar weights. You can have too much and it has an adverse affect on ride. Blue ox, equalizer and others.
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I went from 1500 BO bars to2000. I think the bars are over rated because my W&P tows much better with the 2000. BTW, have a set of slightly used 1500 lb bars available.
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That's pretty much how most of them work. Tension on the bars provides weight distribution and sway control.

The bars on my EZ Lift, while 800 lb rated were round, much heavier feeling and stiffer I think. I don't think they are designed to flex much, while the BO bars are flat, lighter in weight and are designed to flex more, thus the smoother ride?
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